Year Review – Part 2

Welcome back.
I hope you had a fantatstic Christmas and so much food, that you aren’t able to walk anymore. Since you can’t move anyways, I guess there is enough time to read the Year Review Part 2!
Our journey reaches spring, so please just picture the warming sunlight on your skin (in case you haven’t forgotten about it already ;)).

April started off with a very lovely event here at the INTERNeX office. And it was so nice, having everyone around in such a familiar atmosphere. We had a Game Night, getting all the dust off all these games stored in our cupboards. As you would have guesses, not everyone is having the same understandings of how certain rules of games work. So it ended up in many discussions and laughter’s. As you might know it from game nights with friends or family – it either brings you closer together or tears you apart forever. GameNight.jpgOkay maybe, I am slightly exaggerating with this one – but you know what I mean. Anyways, this was the perfect shot to get to know each other in a different way, than in any other possible occasion, at least we know now who the bad winners and loosers are 😉 (https://internexcanada.wordpress.com/2019/04/09/how-wasyour-weekend-94/).

Inspired from all these games in the past week, he INTERNeXer decided to go and play a slightly bigger game in the week after. And before you might get a wrong impression – Yes, I am talking about anEscapeRoom.jpg Escape Room Game. As everyone got the chance to into a different character and solve problems for everyone’s sake, once again, the group grew together as a real team. And especially activities as such, point how good a group of people needs to function together, so that they’ll find their way out!

And finally we got to welcome a new member to the PR-Team. megan-03.jpgMegan from Germany joined the group and did an awesome job providing a great time for everyone (https://internexcanada.wordpress.com/2019/04/16/newest-member-of-the-internex-team/).

Right away she and a lot of candidates got the great opportunity to take part in one of our best trips throughout the year, the one highlight everyone seems to talk about forever – The trip to the Rockies!

No other trip is to be compared to this one. Rockies3.jpgI don’t know if it’s about the amazing views you get to share, or the joined campfires including the delicious smores or just the overwhelming spirit of the Rocky Mountains, but the group always comes back different, much closer than they were before (https://internexcanada.wordpress.com/2019/04/23/the-rockies-review-part-1/).

The group of INTERNeXer at this point seemed to be a very active bunch of people anyways. The upcoming weekend events and their participation showed, how much energy our INTERNeX family has. LighhousePark1.jpgThe hike in Lighthouse Park was another highlight, just giving the candidates a great inside about the beauty of the country we all decided on living in (https://internexcanada.wordpress.com/2019/04/26/what-to-do-on-the-weekend-159/).

And since there was a lot of energy left, the INTERNeXer went to the Trampoline Park on the following weekend. And whoever has got energy left after this, just didn’t do it right. And there was truly something to do for everyone, since this is one of the biggest Trampoline Parks around (https://internexcanada.wordpress.com/2019/05/03/what-to-do-on-the-weekend-160/)!

And the following weekend also involved sports, but for a change you didn’t have to participate yourself. We got the great opportunity to watch the White Caps against the Portland Timbers. Especially the European soccer hearts started to beat a lot faster by thinking of this event! Even though we all know what soccer is all about, this was something absolutely different! Soccer2.jpgNot only the whole vibe in the arena, but the entertainment and cheering happening during and in between the game was an experience of a lifetime (https://internexcanada.wordpress.com/2019/05/13/how-was-your-weekend-98/).

Motivated by the energy of the game, we got out getting active once again. During a bike tour through the famous Stanley Park, everybody got to see beautiful sides of the city of our choice, Vancouver. The beauty of all the pictures taken is one StanleyPark1.jpgthing, but  Megan even managed to use the right words to describe this wonderful experience (https://internexcanada.wordpress.com/2019/05/21/how-was-your-weekend-99/). After all – definitely a must do when visiting Vancouver.

And since Canada is just offering so much, the INTERNeXer just had to go out there again and explore nature. This time a very special trip to Joffre Lakes, including the Shannon Falls, was happening. I feel like I could never sum up the experiences that were made and views everyone got to catch, while visiting this stunning place.JoffreeLake1.jpg So just make sure to give the post a look, since there are also pictures included so you will get the chance to see it yourself (https://internexcanada.wordpress.com/2019/05/27/how-was-your-weekend-100/).

Another must see in Vancouver is definitely the hike up Grouse Mountain. And so it just happened to be another highlight of this year. Pictures may say more, than the words could, so just take a look at what Vancouver actually has to offer (https://internexcanada.wordpress.com/2019/06/03/how-was-your-weekend-101/)!

After that we didn’t only welcome one new Pr-Coordinator and not two either but three!

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(https://internexcanada.wordpress.com/2019/06/04/who-i-am-barbara-the-new-pr-coordinator/),

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(https://internexcanada.wordpress.com/2019/06/05/newest-member-of-the-internex-pr-team-franzi/)
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Karina Karina.jpg(https://internexcanada.wordpress.com/2019/06/06/one-of-the-three-new-members-of-internex/) completed the PR-Team for the next few weeks. And as these three were an amazing team, we got amazing stuff to see and to do. Big thanks to you girls!

 

 

 

 

 

The last weekend of June was perfect to start a trip to Whistler for the INTERNeXer to join. Whistler4.jpgWhistler has just given the perfect chance to escape the big city life for a while. The INTERNeX crew got to do zip-lining, some biking, a beautiful gondola ride and obviously some nice pub crawls in the evening. What a great chance to get to know Canada a bit better (https://internexcanada.wordpress.com/2019/06/17/how-was-your-weekend-103/).

In the upcoming days, we’ll be moving on to July, August and September. I hope to see you. If you want to see more pictures and a lovely video summarizing all of this. Check out our Instagram profile (internexcanada)!
Till than,

Cheers,

— Nadja xx

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 6N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

 

 

Pub & Club Night and Whistler reminder

Only 10 days left before we will head out to Whistler for a weekend full of joy, but first lets meet at The Cambies on Friday for our Pub&Club night. This means that we will not have a pub night tonight!

If you want to join the trip to Whistler, please make sure you pay before Thursday 27th (tomorrow) 5.30pm at the office.

On your way to the office you can already think about what you want to do in Whistler. We know it is pretty hard since there is so much to do, from skiing to tubing to bungee jumping. Just let us know what you have in mind and we can make some plans for when we arrive in Whistler.

A list of possible things to do in Whistler:
Peak to Peak Gondola $47
Snow Tubing $20
Zip Trek $105
Bungee Jump $125
Lift Ticket $90
Ski/Snowboard rentals $35
Lesson package (Lesson, rentals & lift ticket) $130

We hope you will join us for an epic weekend in Whistler and we will see you Friday at The Cambies

 

Upcoming Events

Tuesday means we are a day closer to the weekend, and to brighten you even more up here is a list with our upcoming events and trips.

On Friday 28th at 7.00pm it is time to return to The Cambies for another great Pub & Club Night. We will officially welcome our ‘new’ intern Daniela and say goodbye to the lovely month February and welcome March with some food, drinks and dancing. Check our facebook event for more information.

March 8th and 9th it is time to return to Whistler for an epic weekend of skiing, boarding, zip trekking, tubing, nightlife and all the other fun activities. We will stay in a hotel with fully equipped kitchen and hot tub, what else do you need? We will depart at the 7.00am on March 8th and come back around 7.30pm on March 9th. See our post about whistler for more information or check our facebook event. If you want to join, please make sure that you pay before Thursday 5.30pm, you can stop by our office to pay. If you have any question, we are happy to answer them.

Friday 14th we will watch the Giants playing Kelowna Rockets at 7.30pm. The tickets will be around $20, depending on the attendances. It will be the last chance for you to see the Giants play this season, since the season will be end mid March. Keep an eye on the blog and facebook for more information.

And of course we have our weekly Pub Nights on March 11th (yes, a tuesday), and March 26th.

We hope to see you at the events!

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

Whistler Yay or Nay?

INTERNeX goes Whistler yay or nay? The PR-department is planning on a Whistler over-night trip, however we would like to know how many of you are seriously interested in going to Whistler during the weekend of March 8th and 9th.

Whistler has been voted among the top destinations in North America by major ski magazines since the mid 90’s. It hosted most of the alpine events during the 2010 Winter Olympics and annually over two million people visit Whistler. Whistler is not only known for their 8 100 acres of trails, but also for their incredible nightlife. If you are not a big fan of skiing or snowboarding, don not worry, Whistler has more in store for you than you think!

The trip will start on Saturday March 8th at 7:00am and we we will return to Vancouver approximately at 7:30pm on Sunday March 9th. The price for the tour is $158 and includes a night at the Coast hotel with breakfast, hot tub and a kitchen, a guided tour of Whistler village, free entry to the SLCC Cultural Museum and a VIP Nightclub Admission. Furthermore great discount on optional activities, such as Peak to Peak Gondola, snow tubing, zip trek or bungee jumping and apres ski discounts at the Longhorn Saloon are included. If you want you can also bring a friend along.

Discount prices:
Peak to Peak Gondola $47
Snow Tubing $20
Zip Trek $105
Bungee Jump $125
Lift Ticket $90
Ski/Snowboard rentals $35
Lesson package (Lesson, rentals & lift ticket) $130

A trip to Whistler is exactly what you need and deserve after a serious week of hard working. Please let me know, preferable by Monday,  if you are interested in joining the trip via Facebook, phone, office visit, carrier pigeon or whatever you like.

I hope to hear from you all on Monday and to make this trip happening!

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: Hospitality Program

Today, we would like to introduce you the Hospitality Program. Do you want to travel but you don’t have enough money?

The Hospitality Program allows you to travel abroad, improve your English and earn money at the same time. But there are not the only benefits that you can obtain:

– Enjoy the best locations inside one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Our Hospitality Program offers our candidates job opportunities in several different areas in Canada; like the Rockies Mountains, at places like Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise.

We work with many resorts located in the Rocky Mountains

– Get experience in the hospitality and tourism industry. And of course you will improve your English very fast.

– Be more than a tourist: You will live inside the Canadian community, sharing the same way of life and learn the real Canadian culture.  You will work approximately 30 hours in the week. And the rest of the time you can explore and discover Canada!

You can do many things in your free time

– Decide about your future while you improve your skills: it doesn’t matter if you are just taking a break from school or recently graduated.

– Become more independent: work and earn your own money, live and travel by yourself… this is the beginning of your independent life.

But this isn’t all. As you can read in our website:

Upon completion of the Hospitality Program, candidates take with them a level of authenticity and professionalism which can create an array of opportunities down the road. Hospitality produces daily experiences like no other work environment. One can find themselves preparing a banquet for a high end conference in the morning, handling the luggage of a professional sports team by lunch and be greeting members of Royalty later that day.

There’s no telling which direction this exciting field will have you moving on any given day. That’s what separates life in Hospitality from most other repetitive workplaces which offer little or no daily diversity. A day in the life is never stale. With new challenges and situations to conquer each day, an experience in the Hospitality Program shows to be a rewarding one with benefits that can last a lifetime.

For more information contact us at pr@internexcanada.com

 

Cheers,

 

Clara.

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: HiGHLiGHTS of the Week Ep11!

This INTERNEx HiGHLIGHTS it’s a farewell at the same time… from Jelle. This was his last week as an INTERNeX intern.

The first that you could read in the last office was a poster in the wall with two different definitions of an internship. I cannot remember exactly what was written but it was something like this I guess:

1) Bring coffees, make photocopies and do the things that nobody wants.

2) Learn; improve your knowledge and skills, being part of a company.

We hope that Jelle had the last one with us. INTERNeX is one of the leader companies which provides internships in Canada, so as Tim always says, our internship has to be the best. Good philosophy, isn’t it?

An internship in Vancouver can be so many things: See one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, confuse 5 cents coins with 10 cents coins, maple syrup, problems to understand the bus schedule, rainforest, differences between ride a bike in Netherlands and in Vancouver, meet a bunch of new people, learn to say cheers in 15 different languages… have a card with your name (you feel so important)…

A lot of things that I’m sure that Jelle wanted to tell us about how was his short life in Vancouver. But we don’t have time for so many things! We only have one video per week, so he tried to explain us the real highlights as an INTERNeX PR. Our trip to the Rockies, skydiving, many many pub nights, have to record a video the day after the pub night with Simon… and say thanks to the INTERNeX people!

Farewells are sad and happy moments at the same time. Today he starts a road trip around USA with her girlfriend, so we hope that he will have fun. Don’t forget us!

Cheers,

Clara.

INTERNeX International Exchange
International Village,
Suite 2077, 2079 – 88 West Pender Street
Vancouver, Canada -V6B 9N9-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Email: pr@internexcanada.com

INTERNeX Canada: Fun Facts about Vancouver

Today, Stereotypes map of Vancouver! I found this map while I was looking for information about living in Vancouver. Maybe at the first moment, in front of your computer, in the other part of the world… this map can not seem very useful.

But after a few weeks… all makes sense. It’s very funny to see it after discover Vancouver. Of course it is only a joke; you don’t have to take it word by word. There are others wonderful things, which not appear in the map like monuments or parks. However, I’m totally agree with some descriptions:

  • “Hipster central”: The Mount Pleasant, stretching from Cambie Street to Clark Drive. A lot of hipsters over there but there are wonderful houses and a lot of shops too… it isn’t Downtown but is a neighborhood with a lot of things to do.
  • “Old European/ Asian/ Philippines”: It was funny, because I live right here. With a Philippines old woman. I have to say that is a beautiful residential area; each house has its own garden and it’s very quiet.
  • “Hoteland”in Downtown: It’s an obvious stereotype, but is the best zone for live the first days while you are looking for a house.

And you, what do you think about the stereotype map? It’s true?

Kisses,

Clara.

INTERNeX International Exchange

Suite 200 – 211 Columbia Street
Vancouver BC -V6A 2R5-
Web: http://www.internexcanada.com
Phone: +1 (604) 662 8149
Email: pr@internexcanada.com